Aug 22 2008

Obama Disses Hillary And Her Supporters

Published by at 1:59 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

McCain is going to benefit big time from this Obama screw up:

There’s one Democrat who would seem to have little or no chance of being picked by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to be his running mate – his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). 

But it’s not for the reason you think. 

Obama has often said, most recently on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on July 27, that Clinton “would be on anybody’s short list.” 

But apparently not his. 

“She was never vetted,” a Democratic official reported. “She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she’d take it?” 

All those who questioned why McCain was so respectful of Senator Clinton and her efforts now understand why it was a very good move to respectfully deal with Hillary. With upwards of 50% of Hillary supporters still not in the Obama camp, this final insult should be the last straw.  Expect to see a shift in the polls towards Mac.

Update:  I am not alone in this view.

11 responses so far

11 Responses to “Obama Disses Hillary And Her Supporters”

  1. […] attributed by, A.J Strata, Strata-Sphere,  BO on MTP, 27 July, on Mrs. Clinton as Veep: “[she] would be on anybody’s short […]

  2. Terrye says:

    There is a lot of bad blood there.

  3. kathie says:

    I’m so happy he dissed her. She was his biggest chance to win this election. Forget the downside, Bill!

  4. conman says:


    This is old, old news. Here is just one example of an earlier report on this same exact issue – a July 11th Fox News article in which Hillary Clinton’s former communications director told FOX News Clinton is not actively being vetted by Barack Obama’s running-mate search team. Obama’s campaign and DNC party operatives have been consistently dampening expectations of an Obama-Clinton ticket since Obama secured the nomination. Clinton supporters have known for a long time that Obama wouldn’t pick her. Can we say stale?

    How about covering something fresh in the news that will clearly have an effect on the election? Like the fact that Bush has apparently agreed to a timetable for the withdrawl of US troops from Iraq, including removing most U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities by the end of 2009 and removing all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. It is not a done deal yet, but apparently the timetable part has been agreed to. I can’t wait to see McCain try and wiggle out of this one.

    And before you all start assuming that McCain can simply claim that timetables are okay now that the surge produced “victory,” note the interesting and somewhat alarming reports out of Iraq concerning the Sunni Awakening. The Shite government is arresting senior Awakening Council members and increasingly voicing their distrust and opposition to this group. I sure hope the Shite-controlled government doesn’t screw this up – the Sunni Awakening is critical to the success of the surge. Combine this with the fact that the Iraqi leaders have yet to agree to an election (which was supposed to be conducted Oct. 2008), and I am starting to get nervous that the political/sectarian situation will begin creating problems for the security situation.

  5. roylofquist says:

    Eisenhower was a dummy. Nixon was a dummy. Reagan was a dummy. Bush 41 was a dummy. Bush 43 is a dummy. McCain is a dummy. Funny how the dummies win so often.

  6. dhunter says:

    I will believe she is not the veep when I see it announced at the Dem convention and the real veep speaks. If she is not why is 0bama giving the Clintoons all the primetime airtime?
    I still think this is all a setup to distract, then enact an elaborate coming together, unititation of the ObamNation at the convention, but I could be wrong.

  7. ivehadit says:

    Seems like a set-up to me, also.

    But Rush has said that Nancy baby doesn’t want hil any where near her power….

  8. conman says:


    You asked – “If she is not [the VP nominee] why is 0bama giving the Clintons all the primetime airtime?” The answer is very simple. Obama is giving the Clintons primetime airtime because he has to give them SOMETHING. Clinton still has a large number of supporters and the Clintons are both still an influential power in the DNC. Since he is not giving Hillary the VP, he has to at least give the Clintons a major role at the convention. Can you imagine how stiffed Clinton supporters would feel if the Clintons did not have a prominent role at the convention?

  9. The Macker says:


    You seem to be an expert on “dummies.”

  10. Snapple says:

    I think he will pick Senator Clinton.

  11. lurker9876 says:

    The latest is on Biden because they are seeing lots of activities around Biden’s house.